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| GERMAN OFFICE in LEVANT..1902 PALESTINE to AUSTRIA & RETURNED.. 1902 (Jan 20) Germany 5pf stationary wrapper overprinted 10 Para to Tyrol cancelled Jerusalem / Deutsche Post cds & with manuscript Retour in blue crayon with on reverse manuscript annotations & Meran (12 Feb) date stamp overlaying another unreadable cancel
| FRENCH LEVANT-FRANCE...1927 DRUSE REVOLT 1925-27... 1927 (Jan 19) Plain stampless envelope to Troyes (Aube) from P. Gerard 8/1 Reg. Etr. 19 Comp. Secteur Postale 608, Armee Du Levant cancelled Poste Aux Armees /608 cds with Stars......The Druse revolt across all Syria was a general uprising against the French style of rule with Sultan Pasha al-Atrash declaring revolution against the French on 23 Aug 1925 although fighting had begun earlier on 21 Jul. The French were initially overwhelmed but drafted in thousands of troops to regain control of many cities and try to restore order but bitter, vicious & fierce fighting continuted until spring 1927..Sultan Pasha al-Atrash was executed for his deeds.
| TURKEY - USA...1908 ITALIAN POST OFFICE in CONSTANTINOPLE REGISTERED.... 1908 (Oct 20) Plain envelope registered to Galveston TX with oval Argia Veneziani /Poste Italienne /Constantinople h/s of sender bearing Italy 30 Para on 15c (Type 4) + Italy Constantinopoli 20 Para 10c + Constantinopoli 30 Para on 15c (Type 13) (SG 35-53-54 respectively) tied Constantinopoli (Galata)/Poste Italiane cds with incorrect year slug 08 instead of 09 & alongside unframed R No /Constantinopoli h/s with manuscript 107 added + unframed First Notice /Nov 6 - 1909 h/s in red & on back unframed Transmitted Trough /Nov 4 1909 /St Louis, MO /as Registered Mail h/s in red + Galveston Tex /Registered (6 Nov) arrival cds ..............Despite vertical filing fold a rare cover of Italian offices in Turkish Empire with type 4 surcharge 10 Para on 15c (SG 35) which has a high catalogue as a stamp off cover
| FR. LEVANT-EGYPT [FREE FRENCH/COURIER MAIL] 1943(Mar 14) Plain stampless envelope to Port Said & endorsed in manu "Courreire Pour L' Egypte" with below 2 line "To be delivered By (hand) Port Office" h/sin black & with circular Captaine Du Port/Tripoli h/s in violet with Anchor in centre alongside Poste Aux Armees/FFL [14 Mar] + Egypt 8 Postage Prepaid [15 Mar] datestamps plus red on white Examined/By/Base Censor label & on reverse circular Captaine Du port/Tripoli h/s in violet with Anchor in centre across flaps + Poste Aux Armee/FFL/BCM 4 [17 Mar] & Port Said with unclear date arrival datestamps..............unusual item from French Naval forces in Tripoli Lebanon